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    How funny!

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    When heariang stories like this I often think of this quote: ' Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint the bathroom!!!' Don't know where I heard this, but I like it!!

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    Tooo funny!!!
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    That was fast thinking on your part.

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    I believe if you have a sewing machine, every body thinks you do alterations. I have a friend who keeps telling me since I have so many machines, I should open an alterations business. What do the number of machines have to do with anything? LOL. I just keep explaining - I like to make quilts - not alter clothes.

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    The only altering I do on clothing is to cut them up and make quilts!! If someone wants their clothes cut into small squares and triangles, them I'm your girl!! LOL

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    WOW, How funny!! A little off color but funny. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    You weren't even tempted in the least to say, "Sure, take them off." And then give a dirty grin. :>

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    I love to quilt, but, hate to do alterations, hemming, or even sewing buttons on. If anyone asks, I just tell them that I only do quilts.
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    imagine the nerve of him "assuming" that just because you have a sewing machine, that you would actually KNOW how to tailor his pants! How silly is that!
    Of course in the Good old days a women with a sewing machine DID in fact take in sewing why else would she have the machine!

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    First ;you sew...then you cook ...then...smart move

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    hahahahha- when DH's brother and his wife moved in for a stay till they could find their own space-I was constantly being asked to help her sew this up or that up (but yet she knew how to sew!pffftt no she didn't!) and then when he found out I had an embroidery machine too- he wanted me to embroidery several shirts etc.. Ummmm let me think- No but Hades NO ! LOL (and I helped her once to do her hemming;then she knew how to do it all !LOL)
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    Lol!!! Some guys are weird.

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    Hey, I applique in church and afterwards (the minister is just fine with it) and I've had men ask me what I'm crocheting! This guy had a really big set of ______. To see something in someone's house where he is providing a service and assuming you would want to do alterations takes a lot of guts! I like your response. You are so kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    You weren't even tempted in the least to say, "Sure, take them off." And then give a dirty grin. :>
    VERY funny.

    Yeah, nobody sews anymore. Someone once offered to pay me to sew on their buttons.
    And to think I took sewing in HomEc as a kid and made an apron. I still have it!

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    The worst ones are your friends whom it is hard to say "NO"to.

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    ha hahahahahahahaha

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    I've learned to answer the question of "do you sew?" with "I only sew quilts." If I'm asked if I make quilts I say "Yes but I only make quilts for myself."
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    I get this a lot too... and I hate doing alterations. Regardless, I ended up at the high school with my serger hemming 20+ choir dresses. I'm willing to do it for the kids at school but am trying to learn to say no to others...

    Love Candance's response
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingCrazie View Post
    LOL I'm with you I detest alterations! That's funny.....why do people assume because you sew you want to fix all their clothes??? Craziness!!
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    My hubby's aunt did alterations, including replacing zippers in jeans. So he assumes I ought to enjoy doing that.

    I'd rather birth a horse that replace a zipper in jeans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy View Post
    Hey, Don't knock it till you have tried it. Alterations bring in a lot of money. I think my husband married me because I could do things like repair the pockets in his jeans and cook from scratch. His first wife could do neither and was proud of it. If you wanted some extra money for quilt stuff you could earn it real fast doing even basic alterations or repairs. Ask anyone who has been a bridesmaid lately how much it cost them to have the dress hemmed, altered or fitted.

    My charge for replacing a zipper in jeans would be about a thousand dollars.

    Hemming I'd do for a price.
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    I made some dolly diapers for the 3 granddaughters and this reminded me why..... I DO NOT DO CLOTHES!!!!!! i would rather buy new that have to patch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingCrazie View Post
    LOL I'm with you I detest alterations! That's funny.....why do people assume because you sew you want to fix all their clothes??? Craziness!!
    I always tell people that my good sewing machine only does quilting which can be quite complicated What they don't realise is that I only to use the straight stitch most of the time.
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    That was quick thinking. Kind of did that this past Sat. Waited a customer that was handed over to me. They were shopping for a maid of honnor dress. Then they needed someone to make it, I said that I lived in a town which was 35 miles away, that they didn't want. I was glad because the dress is going to be ov camoflage knit with bright orange.
    Yea good thinking on your part.

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    I would have said, "Sure, $20 a pair"... He would have ran away screaming or paid it and you'd have some quilting money. Pants hems are a breeze.
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    good repiy, saying you only quilt.

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